BM #98 Week 4 Day 1 - 

This week I shall showcase some of our family favorites which have been recent additions to our favorite list. 

My family has been bored to eat Bottle gourd in any form and I didn't want to totally eliminate it from our grocery list. So I tried masking it in this gravy and it went unnoticed. Win-win.

Ingredients - 

Sorrakaya / Bottle Gourd / Doodhi chopped 2 cups
Onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Ginger-Garlic-Green chili Paste 2 tsp
Salt, Turmeric, Amchur Powder, Dhania Jeera powder as needed
To Grind - 
Tomato chopped 1 cup
Coriander leaves handful
Peanuts, roasted handful
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp)

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pan, add oil and cumin seeds.

Add the chopped onions and saute them until golden brown. 

Meanwhile grind the tomato, peanuts and coriander leaves into a fine paste adding as much water as needed. Set aside

Add the ginger-garlic-green chili paste and saute for a few seconds.

Add int he tomato peanut paste adding about a cup of water.

Add in Dhania Jeera powder, amchur powder and Turmeric.

Let it come to a rolling boil.

Add in the chopped bottle gourd, mix well and cover allowing the bottle gourd to cook.

After about 10-12 minutes, remove the cover, add salt to taste and adjust the consistency of the gravy as needed.

Let it simmer for a few more minutes.

Remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve with rice or roti.


Preparation Time 
Posted by Harini R on Sunday, March 24, 2019


  1. Rafeeda AR Says:
  2. The gravy sounds like something that would pair amazingly well with chapathis too... looks so thick and delicious...

  3. Adding peanuts would impart such a lovely flavor to the gravy. And this is the perfect base to sneak in the gourd.

  4. rajani Says:
  5. I like the base recipe for your curry and we can easily substitute bottle gourd for something else. I am bookmarking this, it never hurts to have too many curry recipes ;-)

  6. Peanuts would give.a good body to the gravy - interesting recipe to try with gourd .

  7. Peanuts will give a wonderful body to the gravy , and I am sure it must have made such a wonderful curry to go with chapati .

  8. Srividhya Says:
  9. That tomato peanut paste is very interesting. yummy and creamy gravy.

  10. jayashree Says:
  11. The peanut must have given a nice taste, it'slong time I made this. Now, I am tempted to make.

  12. sushma Says:
  13. Sorakaya curry looks very nice. Adding peanuts to this veggies is new to me. Will try sometime.

  14. Narmadha Says:
  15. Soraikai gravy looks so tempting. We usually add dal also while making gravy. This looks interesting..

  16. Swati Says:
  17. Very different from how I make tis vegetable. This sounds so flavourful, will be good with some rice or chappatis.

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